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FLOATING DIAPHRAGM VACUUM SHOE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023491D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A vacuum cleaning shoe 1 for removing residual mater-a1 is proposed for photoreceptor surface 2 cleaning based on the use of a floating diaphragm structure 3. This arrangement ac-curately controls and minimizes the passage of air into the port 4. Working at small air gaps between the diaphragm 3 and the photoreceptor surface 1, an air bearing of uniform thick-ness is established between the diaphragm and the surface.